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24 February 2018 10:56 AM Opposition politician killed with machetes in Tanzania

Nairobi - An opposition politician was hacked to death at his home in central Tanzania on Thursday night, police said on Friday, as his party described the murder as a "political assassination." Godfrey Luena, of the Chadema party, was the elected head of the small Namawala municipality in the central Morogoro Region. He was the second party official 18

24 February 2018 6:26 AM Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide his bald spot

Washington — President Donald Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo. Speaking before the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Trump turned around onstage and smoothed the back of his famous hair. He said, "I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks". The crowd cheered as Trump glanced at a monitor 18

23 February 2018 8:45 PM DA welcomes Ramaphosa's withdrawal of 'futile' appeal in NPA matter

Johannesburg – The DA has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to withdraw the "futile appeal, launched by his predecessor, Jacob Zuma" in the appointment of a new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). The DA's federal council chairperson, James Selfe, said he hoped the decision signalled the end of Shaun Abrahams' tenure as head of the National 18

23 February 2018 6:01 PM Shaun Abrahams was validly appointed, NPA argues in court papers

Johannesburg – Former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana was prepared to leave his position if compensated fully, therefore NPA boss Shaun Abrahams was validly appointed into the vacancy, the NPA argues in court papers. On Wednesday, the Constitutional Court will hear the appeal in the case involving Nxasana and the future of his successor 19

23 February 2018 5:17 PM RAs still good way to neutralise Budget 2018 tax burden

Cape Town - Despite no significant increases in personal income taxes in Budget 2018, South Africans should still consider retirement annuities (RAs) as a mechanism to neutralise the impact of taxes on their post-retirement financial goals, according to Errol Meyer, head of advisory services at Standard Bank Financial Consultants. He referred to Finance 18

23 February 2018 3:35 PM Cameroon's main opposition leader rules out presidential run

Bamenda - Cameroon's veteran opposition leader and perennial presidential hopeful John Fru Ndi said on Thursday he will not challenge the long-ruling President Paul Biya in this year's elections. Fru Ndi, 76, hailing from the troubled anglophone west of the country, has lost to Biya three times - in 1992, 2004 and 2011 - and boycotted the vote in 1997. Speaking 19

23 February 2018 2:43 PM Zuma charges: NPA boss Shaun Abrahams gets feedback from prosecutors

Johannesburg – National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams on Friday received recommendations from prosecutors on whether or not former president Jacob Zuma should be prosecuted. "The NDPP has received the memorandum outlining the recommendations of the team. He will peruse it and advise on the way forward in due course," NPA spokesperson 17

23 February 2018 12:31 PM How the budget affects retirement funds

Johannesburg - South Africa’s latest budget flirted with changes to the way South Africa’s retirement funds operate. Fiona Renton, head of Alexander Forbes Legal Services, said there were new opportunities that this year's budget brought about to encourage South Africans to invest in a retirement fund. Explaining the tax treatment of contributions to retirement 21

22 February 2018 7:00 PM Qatar to plant 16,000 trees to spruce up World Cup venues

Doha - Desert country Qatar will plant at least 16,000 trees in a bid to "beautify" its eight planned 2022 World Cup stadiums, tournament organisers said on Thursday. The trees, a mixture of local specimens and other varieties imported from China, Spain and Thailand, will be grown in a vast nursery outside capital city Doha before being planted around 26

22 February 2018 5:41 PM SAA financial result delay a huge concern

Johannesburg - South Africa Airways (SAA) again failed to table its 2016-17 annual financial statements while also not holding its annual general meeting. According to the Companies Act the meeting should have been held before the deadline of January 28 this year. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba asked for an extension for the tabling of the embattled 20